Here are some examples of industrial accidents that result in serious injury. These accidents can often be severe, which is why we take it upon ourselves to make sure the injured parties are fully compensated. Contact our Houston industrial accident lawyer today to arrange a free consultation and get started on the road to recovery.
Examples of Industrial Accidents | Common Cases
Basically, if the laws of physics allow for it, it can happen. Some of the more common accidents that can occur in the industrial setting include:
- Falling objects, materials or equipment.
- Structural collapse, such as with scaffolding or in a warehouse.
- The slow or catastrophic release of chemicals or toxins.
Examples of Industrial Accidents | Causes
Industrial accidents can have a single or multiple causes. Sometimes these cannot be controlled and are simply random occurrences. But often, they are the result of someone’s carelessness or negligence. And on occasion, they occur due to the malicious actions of others. Industrial accidents have occurred as a result of:
- Industrial pollution.
- Equipment malfunction.
- Failure of safety equipment.
- Horseplay in the workplace.
- Inclement weather.
- Inadequate safety rules and policies.
Sadly, many of these industrial accidents (as well as others not listed) are the result of someone not doing what they were supposed to do.
Examples of Industrial Accidents | Injuries
Industrial accidents can occur almost anywhere, like an oil rig, a road, a refinery, a factory, a ship or a construction site. But no matter where they take or what causes the accident, industrial workers can experience any type of injury imaginable, including:
- Loss of body parts.
- Electrical, chemical or fire burns.
- Serious illness, such as cancer.
- Broken bones.
- Loss of one’s senses, such as sight or hearing.
- Back injuries.
Call Hector today at 713-489-8067 (Houston) or 1-844-357-6337 (toll-free) for a free consultation. If you are hurt in an industrial accident, he will make sure your rights are protected and that you receive everything you’re entitled to under the law. Contact our office today.